Huskers pick up huge offensive weapon

Nebraska nabbed a commitment today bringing up their unofficial total to 19. This speedster from the Lone Star State came in for an official earlier in the season and after a visit from Nebraska today decided to become a Husker. Nebraska is looking to use this player in a variety of ways. He spoke to Big Red Report about that.

Marcus Mendoza is officially off of the board and he is a Husker. The 5-foot-10 and 190 pound running back/wide receiver from Houston (Texas) Spring Wood High School got a visit from Nebraska today and committed a little later.

"Yes sir, I am a Husker," Mendoza said. "The running back coach came and talked to me and gave me some facts about the recruiting process and about Nebraska."

"He was here this morning. They had one more running back position open and only 24 scholarships to give out. They are up to about 18 commits. So they are locked in and they said that I am the back that I want and need."

The sales pitch was easy, you are the one that we want. Mendoza also said that he realized that Lincoln is the place that he wanted to be.

"They told me that there are other backs that they are recruiting, but that I am the one that they want and that they need. He just gave me some facts and I really liked it there when I visited and I really wanted to go there."

After thinking about it that day at school he spoke to his mom that approved of the commitment. "He just told me to think about it during the day and after school when I was going home I spoke to my mom and my mom said that she really liked it."

Mendoza is as versatile as they come. He has starred for Spring Wood as a running back, a wide receiver and as a returner. He will be asked to do the same things at Nebraska.

"They are going to use me in a lot of different ways. They said that they see me playing running back, but also being able to play receiver and to do some return duties. That's what I want to do."

Mendoza informed Big Red Report is eligible to transfer at semester and will be in Lincoln for the spring semester.

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